Nearly 1 in 4 motorists would drive more patiently to boost road safety Tuesday 24 November 2015 PDF Print Venson research supports BRAKE Road Safety Week by asking drivers what one thing they would do to make roads safer www.venson.com Venson is helping to highlight BRAKE Road Safety Week (23-29 November 2015) with its latest research* aimed at understanding drivers’ approach to road safety. When asked what one thing they would do to help with road safety while driving, the top answer from respondents was ‘be more patient (24%), with ‘giving themselves more time for journeys’ coming second (20%). This year’s BRAKE Road Safety Week asks everyone to ‘drive less, live more’, and encourages people to consider how they use the roads and to walk, cycle or use public transport instead of just jumping in the car. Encouragingly, 75% in the Venson poll said they would, occasionally, leave their car at home to cut pollution. Driving slower in bad weather conditions was the third highest answer (15%) in the Venson research. Sticking to the speed limit came in fourth (13%), followed by staying further back from other vehicles and paying more attention to other road users – each receiving 12% of motorists’ votes. Surprisingly, giving cyclists more room when overtaking only got 1% of the vote. Samantha Roff, Managing Director for Venson Automotive Solutions, comments, “BRAKE Road Safety Week offers motorists and other road users a time to reflect on the small changes they can make to boost safety for everyone. It’s clear that people are willing to make some changes to help make the roads safer and cut pollution. Sometimes it’s the little things we do that make the biggest difference.” BRAKE Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, involving thousands of schools, organisations and community groups every year. VENSON’S ROAD SAFETY TIPS • Drive within the speed limit – they are a maximum, not a target. • Leave yourself enough time for journeys, that way you won’t feel the need to rush. • Be aware of pedestrians, cyclists, children, animals and motorbikes • Try to learn the speed limits in your local area. • Don’t be pressured by other drivers to drive faster or break the speed limit. • Adjust your driving to account for weather conditions, such as fog, ice or low light • Passengers – remember you can ask a driver to slow down if you feel they are going too fast. • Commercial vehicles and vehicles with a trailer are subject to lower speed limits, so check the Highway Code before you set off on your journey. *Independent survey in November 2015 of over 100 people across the UK conducted by www.gorkanasurveys.com END November 2015 Notes to Editors Venson Automotive Solutions With over 20 years experience, Venson Automotive Solutions is a leading independent fleet management specialist. Working with organisations across all sectors, Venson offers a complete range of services to suit all its customers’ needs, including: • Fleet Policy Advice • Funding • Vehicle Acquisition • Green Fleet Adoption • Maintenance and Servicing • Vehicle Rental • Accident Management • Duty of Care • Workshop Management • Vehicle Conversion Services Venson has a proven track record in reducing costs and increasing vehicle availability in businesses across the private, public, not-for-profit and emergency services sectors. For further press information please contact Cecile Stearn or Justine Hoadley at HSL, St James House, 9-15 St James Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4QH. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Harrison Sadler in the following categories: Motoring, Transport & Logistics, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.